Saturday, November 6, 2010

Old Friend

I found Anna in my sock bin.
I hadn't seen her in a while.
I've had her since I can remember and she's been with me through everything.
I've taken her everywhere I've gone...even college (although she stayed in hiding the whole time)
She's been lost on a few family vacations (thanks to my sister remember what you did) but she was always found.
Over the years her appearance has changed...she may not have any hands anymore, but I still love her.
I remember when I was little I used to say that I would never sleep a night without her and my husband would just have to deal.

Don't worry I got over that. 

On the flight back from Portland I caved and bought a movie to watch.  I'm a little embarrassed to say I paid $8 to watch Toy Story 3...hey my choices were limited. 
Anyways, by the end of the movie I was a big sap and trying my best not to cry.  I knew exactly how the boy felt deciding if he should keep his childhood toys or give them away.  

The minute we got home I searched and searched for Anna.
I found her at the back of my sock bin with all the socks that don't have pairs.
She was just waiting for me patiently.  

Maybe someday I'll have a daughter who can love her too.
But for now I told her I loved her, tucked her back in with the socks, and closed the lid.


  1. i don't know how she ended up under the hotel mattress...

    give her a hug a kiss from me.

  2. We all loved Anna. I still have my first doll too, Tiny Tears.

  3. So sweet!

    I loved Toy Story 3 so much I planned to buy the trilogy at Walmart for my kids for Christmas (we don't have any of them) least until I saw the pricetag: $70! Yikes.